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North Carolina lawmakers approve sports and horse-race gambling, bill now heading to governor

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislation to authorize statewide and regulate sports and horse-race wagering is heading to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk. The Republican-controlled General Assembly gave final approval to the legislation on Wednesday with a House vote. The Senate OK’d the measure last week. Cooper is expected to sign the measure, which would offer betting on professional, college and Olympic-style sports to adults starting in the next six to 12 months. Currently lawful sports gambling is allowed at three casinos run by American Indian tribes. Anti-gambling forces said the bill would harm low-income residents and increase addiction-related problems in the nation’s ninth-largest state.

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